Okay…um, not really…we all know finding a decent long khimaar is akin to finding a decent XL square scarf or shaylah OR a half decent overhead abaya. Ugh…almost impossible…especially from within the US/Canada…while I agree that often its necessary to order from abroad…frankly, sometimes waiting a few weeks or paying up the wazoo for EMS shipping can be peevish.
But, did you know that US based HijabGirl actually stocks several types of long khimaar in various lengths and colors.
Seriously…there are so few US based shops that stock long khimaars its ridiculous. There is Al-Mujalbaba in New York and CaravanXpress which has one style and a few big sized squares and then a few other shops which occasionally carry long khimaar designs.
So anyway about HijabGirl. Its based here in the USA and I seriously think the same people that run it also runs the US outlet for Shukr. Because their mailing address is exactly the same as is their checkout system. *hmmmmm…interesting*.
The khimaars they carry are not peachskin or crepe but a polyester jersey material which is popular in Jordan…I know because several years ago a Jordanian friend had her mother bring me one when she came from Jordan to the USA and I remember looking at it like…what the heck is this…because it was jersey and stretchy and had tie backs. Oh…those were the days. I didnt find it very comfortable as it felt a bit too long for me and I couldnt cover my chin with it. So off to the masjid sadaqah bin it went.
But now, I dont mind them so much and given how hard it is to get long khimaars from within the USA the fact they ship for so cheap, so fast and have a wide selection indeed makes them enticing. Oh and I figured out how to remove some of the tieback, stitch on elastic and put in a chin cover. Voila!
I had ordered this one previously…
While I indeed loved the length oh how I hated the color. It washed me out and made me look horribly ill from afar. So return it I did. They were incredibly easy about returns-similar to Shukr USA and they were very sweet about it. No hassles or problems. mashallah.
I have since ordered the waist length style from them…in plum and grey. I didnt want them to be uber long as I felt waist length and in this material would be most versitle and good for Nursing School classes…where the stretchy material will be good for practicum in their lab and wont be so long it’ll get in my way. I may even order some white ones to wear with my scrubs (which btw the uniform shop finally understood my desire for a scrub dress and they have special ordered my a scrub dress to wear over baggy scrub pants so alhamdullah my awrah will be covered!)
I absolutely love purple, grey and green…those are my colors of the moment.
They also have this style which I know several sisters have and love…
Overall from the ones Ive had experience with they are indeed quite decent and since I’m not a huge fan of peachskin for overheads…they are indeed a nice change. Plus shipping is cheap and you’ll get them fast. alhamdullah
Any sisters here also ordered from them…what do you think?